My dog-sitter sent me the following snaps she took of the pooches while I was away in Montreal.
Is it just me, or do all four seem a little melancholy, no doubt missing me terribly and reflecting back on happier times like our weekend walks, couch sprawls, and the last time they had something to eat.
Well, I’m pleased to report that I’ve cleared a HUGE hurdle. That early in Resurgence that had been giving me fits is finally done. I can now move forward, complete Act I and then it’s smooooooooooooth sailing. Until the next unforeseen issue.
Getting past this infernal scene is a big relief, especially with the first day of principal photography on Awakening fast-approaching. Day 1 = Friday, over on Stage 4. I put out my yellow pages today, incorporating everything Director Andy Mikita and I discussed in the concept meeting and in the various other chats we had in my office, in his office, in the corridor, or passing each other on the stairs. There’s A LOT going on in this episode and it’s great to have someone as talented as Andy calling the shots on set. I, of course, will be spending some time on set with him while the episode shoots, on hand to answer any questions and stand in exactly the wrong spot whenever equipment is being moved. I also get to spend time with the cast. I hear that Brian J. Smith is a super nice guy. Can’t wait to meet him.
After lunch today, Paul, Carl, Remi, Lawren, and I took a tour of the new sets. In a word: Wow! That work of art on Stage 5? Carl feels it’s the best set we’ve ever built for the franchise and I have to agree. The cast and crew will certainly get a work-out going up and down those stairs but still… Did I already say “Wow?”.
Carl put out his revised writer’s draft of The Greater Good late this afternoon – just to spite Paul who spent the day in editing, working on the producer’s cut of episode 1, Intervention. It’s six seconds over and I can’t wait to see it. Andy’s Director’s cut was great! Brad, meanwhile, put out a full pink draft of Cloverdale. It’s one of those scripts the cast will LOVE working on it. They’re going to have tons of fun. Fun isn’t a word I’d use to describe the episode presently in production, Aftermath. Great, yes, but heavy. It packs a huge emotional wallop. Rob, Remi, Linda, and I continue to work on our respective scripts while Paul starts thinking about the second part of the mid-season two-parter.
That cold that’s been winding its way through the production offices has finally found me (I was hiding under my desk at the time). Feeling somewhat miserably but my spirits are buoyed by the fact that I can look forward to working on my taxes later tonight.
WTF?!! I’ve just been informed that today is Tuesday, not Wednesday! How the hell did that happen? What was that phantom day I just lived through?
News of note:
Thinking of producing your own movie? Well head on over to Forbes.com and check out: Movie Genres That Make The Most Money – http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/personal-finance/article/forbes/1519/movie-genres-that-make-the-most-money
Two convicts escaped from a maximum security penitentiary in Argentina and successfully evaded a police manhunt by: a) Gunning their way out of trouble, b) having an accomplice pick them up in a helicopter or, c) dressing up as sheep. Hint: it’s not a) or b). http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2929795/TWO-escaped-convicts-dodge-manhunt-by-dressing-as-sheep.html
I’m waiting for the complete box set of this North Korean t.v. series to come out on DVD. It should be about the size of my house: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=10348486
“Two strips of bacon, two slices of cheese and a healthy dollop of the Colonel’s Sauce all sandwiched between (insert drum roll please) two thick and juicy filets of deep-fried chicken.” Ladies and gentlemen, I present KFC’s new “Double Down Sandwich… http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/yahoocanada/100407/canada/kfc_set_to_unleash_bunless_double_down_sandwich_on_america
Heavy.com offers up their list of the Top 20 Worst Saturday Morning Cartoons. Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos? Seriously? http://www.heavy.com/comedy/2010/03/the-20-worst-saturday-morning-cartoons/
Models striking weird poses. I dunno. Maybe it’s art? http://thechive.com/2010/04/12/models-striking-poses-that-make-zero-sense-whatsoever-22-photos/